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Castle Drogo

off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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The castle is currently being made watertight and is covered in scaffolding. We donned our hard... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Westbury, United Kingdom
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Great to see renovation work on the only 20th-century castle

We saw the Castle featured on a BBC renovation programme and as we were holidaying in the area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The castle is currently being made watertight and is covered in scaffolding. We donned our hard hats and joined a group to climb up to the viewing platform. Our guide was very knowledgeable and talked us through the work. We then visited the castle rooms...More

Thank _helenfox64
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw the Castle featured on a BBC renovation programme and as we were holidaying in the area, thought a visit was a must. We picked the only misty day of our whole holiday to go there but the view from the scaffolding was still...More

Thank zandrjh
Reviewed 3 days ago

We knew this Castle was having a huge amount of restoration being completed so were not surprised at the scaffolding on view. It was great to be able to go up the scaffolding to see the work being carried out and the efforts to make...More

Thank BrockhallBob
Reviewed 5 days ago

Been before. Now more scaffolding than house and lots of bits inside need moving about once the rebuilding has finished. The last lot of builders went bust and locals now trying to complete in a further year. We had a fire scare but the evacuation...More

Thank NotLordPercy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the castle but be advised that renovations are ongoing and extensive. The grounds are enjoyable to walk and explore and there is a nice Cafe in the visitor center. The staff in the center are delightful. The actual tour of...More

Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite interesting, building is being renovated at the moment. Needs a much better viewing platform that you can go up anytime instead of waiting for the guide. Gardens are lovely. Drinks expensive in the cafe

Thank apsv11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Windy road up to the expanse of car park and a large welcoming Visitor Centre. Beautiful manicured gardens lead up to the castle which is undergoing significant restoration. Not much to see inside, which you can forgive as the project is huge. The trip up...More

1  Thank Andyhaverson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew the house was under major renovation in a project that is likely to last about 8 years in total but the NT website is useless at giving information about what is and is not open. The long and the short of it is...More

2  Thank sheepygold
savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Thank you for your feedback about the castle, garden and website. The 'Saving Castle Drogo' project will take 6 years and will be finished by the end of next year. The route around the house is the same as before...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we took a visit unfortunately there was a lot of renovation work going on. We had our National Trust cards so went in with our dog and had a walk around but there are several areas including the Castle itself that you can't take...More

Thank Zena W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is being renovated but the scaffolding etc. is not intrusive. The castle was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for multi-millionaire Julius Drewe who made his fortune in grocery stores and retired at age 33.The house is furnished as of that time and has...More

Thank Michael H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Why are dogs not allowed in the garden and croquet lawn area ?
13 May 2017|
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Response from savecastledrogo | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Around the garden and grounds are areas where dogs are allowed off the lead, on leads and not at all. Over the 800 acre estate dogs can be off the lead, around the garden, in the orchard and... More
Sue P
Can one stop off for afternoon tea without having to pay to visit the Castle? Many thanks, Sue
17 March 2016|
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Response from Mags L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue yes it is perfectly possible to visit the restaurant tea room without paying to visit the castle . you can also walk the woods and valley near the castle car parks for free...lovely views and countryside . Hope this... More
My husband, sister-in-law and I will be travelling to Drewsteignton parish by train from London during the first week of August 2016. I would like advice on where to stay, what day would be the best day during the week to travel for full schedule access to bus transport from the train station to the parish and Drago Castle. Thank you!
16 November 2015|
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Response from VickyLondon_England | Reviewed this property |
The National Trust at Castle Drogo may be able to assist in answering your queries; I suggest that you email them for advice. Enjoy your visit!